One Moore Elementary student in Houston, Texas, is getting a special surprise from the Texans player

By Lindsay Kimble
February 05, 2019 12:50 PM

JJ Watt to the rescue!

The Houston Texans defensive end is making sure one local boy can rep the team after seeing the student wearing a makeshift version of his #99 jersey.

In an Twitter photo on Tuesday, a 4th grade teacher at Moore Elementary in Houston named Malinda Ross posed alongside two students. Ross wore Watt’s jersey, as did another young student in the picture. A boy posing with them had on a blue t-shirt with the number 99 cut out of white paper and safety-pinned on.

“99th day of school @MooreCFISD! Any excuse to wear @JJWatt jerseys and jeans! #bemoore,” wrote Ross.

In response, the 29-year-old tweeted, “My man in the middle making the extra effort!!”

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Watt then instructed Ross to “DM me an address,” assuring, “I’ll make sure we get him a real jersey!”

“Hope everyone over there has a great 99th day of school!”

Watt is known for giving back to his community — and beyond.

In the wake of the devastation left by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Watt’s the Justin J. Watt Foundation raised and distributed $41.6 million to those affected between 2017 and August 2018, according to the NFL.

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And in May 2018, Watt offered to pay for the funerals of those who were killed in the tragic shooting at a Santa Fe, Texas high school, PEOPLE confirmed at the time.